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Baylor Bearathon 2017

HOTARC members will lend our radio communications skills to support the Baylor Student Foundation as they hold their annual BEARATHON. This year's event will be held on March 25, 2017, starting at 7 AM, with race support lasting until 12 PM, with the Start/Finish Line at McLane Stadium. The half-marathon course, and optional 5k  course, give about 2500 runners from across the state opportunity to test their stamina, support the Baylor Student Foundation, and even compete for some cash prizes, as they run from the new McLane Stadium, through the Baylor campus, into the scenic roads of Cameron Park—and back.

2017 Bearathon start-finish line aerial view
Click the Bearathon logo and map image shown below for more details. Our radio-communication positions are usually at each mile/rest stop. Texas springtime weather can be unpredictable for this event, but the event sponsors intend to hold the event rain or shine—except for reports of lightning in the area.

For this event, we plan to use the BARC repeater: 147.16 MHz (tone 123). NOTE: Transmitting from deep within Cameron Park, you will need more than a handheld radio with stock antenna—consider a better, higher antenna, or use a mobile rig. Also, be prepared to fall back to our 145.15 repeater (tone 123) or simplex 147.55 as backup. Check back here for station locations, current assignments (see below), and other late-breaking announcements. To volunteer please contact Jim KA5QKL or Lynn KD5DZU .
Current assignments (scroll): (Use Ctrl-F5 to force reload)
Click image for more Bearathon maps.

Visit MapMyRun for mile markers, 3D video track, zoomable, etc.
(Hint: Use full screen button )

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